Following continued investments in the Middle East region, Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, has been honored at this month’s 9th Arabian Computer News Arab Technology Awards for the company’s outstanding contribution to the development of the region’s enterprise ICT sector. Picking up the prestigious title of “Enterprise Hardware & Systems Vendor of the Year”, this year’s judging panel consisted of senior industry leaders who cited Huawei’s continued investments in research & development amongst the leading factors in the award recognition.
“Huawei was noted in particular for its commitment to supporting its Middle East customers across important vertical sectors such as government and education, as well as its strength in developing new solutions to help regional organizations to tackle new IT challenges,” noted Mark Sutton, Senior Group Editor of ITP's Technology publications. “The judges were also impressed by Huawei’s growing partner infrastructure and rapidly expanding customer base.”
This year’s Arabian Computer News Arab Technology Awards brought together nearly 300 top technology professionals and prominent IT Industry stakeholders from across the Middle East to honor the exceptional work that has been carried out in the region over the past 12 months. The judges themselves came from a diversity of backgrounds and included prominent representatives from DUBAL, AMS Baeshen Company, Intergence, SIMS Recycling Solutions Middle East, and Frost & Sullivan.
“This year has been marked by great successes for the growth of the ICT market in the region and for Huawei’s enterprise business,” commented Dong Wu, President of Huawei Enterprise Middle East. “Awards like these serve as a testament to our commitment to customer-centric innovation and as a means for driving overall advancement of the Middle East technology ecosystem. Furthermore, our strategic partners in the region have been essential to Huawei’s development over the past year, and we thank all our partners and customers for their ongoing confidence in our offerings.”
Following over a decade of success in the region’s telecommunications industry, Huawei’s Enterprise business group—to which the latest award was presented—was established in the Middle East in 2011 and has since grown rapidly in both size and offerings. Over the past year Huawei has been able to create long-term value for its enterprise partners in the Middle East within various industry verticals, from government to manufacturing, transportation, education, and numerous other sectors. Huawei’s growing partner network was also a key contributor to its award this year as the brand signed new agreements with organizations including Optimus and EMPA Middle East, to name a few.
With its commitment to technology research & development, Huawei today has 16 R&D centers and 28 joint innovation centers worldwide. Three of these centers are based in the Middle East with Huawei also launching its first Middle East IT Competence Center earlier this year. The company currently has around 4,000 employees in the region and in 2012 saw sales revenues of nearly $2.1 billion—an increase of 18% year on year.